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Contraception for men - Which options are there?

Dr Louisa Draper

"There are currently two contraceptive methods men can use: the male condom or a vasectomy for a more permanent solution. The condom also protects both partners from sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV."

Dr Louisa Draper

Contraceptives effectiveness stat

A women gets pregnant when a man’s sperm reaches an egg and fertilises it. Male contraceptives prevent pregnancy by stopping the sperm from reaching the egg. Currently available methods either put a barrier between the sperm and the vagina (for example the condom) or prevent sperm from coming out of the penis (for example the vasectomy). In the future, there may also be contraceptive methods for men which stop the production of sperm.